Most men are not satisfied with the permanent output of their lives. Nothing can wholly satisfy the life of Christ within his followers except the adoption of Christ’s purpose toward the world he came to redeem. Fame, pleasure and riches are but husks and ashes in contrast with the boundless and abiding joy of working with God for the fulfillment of his eternal plans. The men who are putting everything into Christ’s undertaking are getting out of life its sweetest and most priceless rewards.
J. Campbell White, Excerpt from Secretary of the Laymen’s Missionary Movement, 1909.
About 4 million people joined by over 40 world leaders marched across France in honor of the 17 people killed in the Paris attacks incited by the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo weekly, which often published cartoons making fun of respected religious figures.
According to Al Jazeera, the most notable among the international dignitaries who took part in the march included David Cameron (British Prime Minister), Mariano Rajoy, (Spain’s Prime Minister), Angela Merkel (German Chancellor), Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel’s Prime Minister), Mahmoud Abbas (Palestinia President), Petro Poroshenko (Ukraine’s President) as well as King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania. Continue reading